Mother and son

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  1. Deadeye008

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    I am begining to LOVE my canon 50mm 1.8 II lens. I took this shot this morning. Please let me know what you think and how I can make it better. Thanks.
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    Make it better? I think its perfect just the way it is. If anything a border might be nice.
     
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    The warm tones work very well, but there isn't quite enough shadow detail IMO.
     
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    Could you expound a little? I'm kinda new to portraits and I don't really get what you mean. Thanks:mrgreen:
     
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    I don't mean to be rude but...

    Shadow detail is a concept you should understand in any photographic venture. At risk of sounding unhelpful, I'm going to suggest you try google, any good tutorial on exposure, or if necessary, start a thread in the beginner's forum asking about shadow detail.
     
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    How about this?
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    When shooting people you need to get the eyes and unfortunately you have black holes instead of eyes for the woman.

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    Most important shadow detail that's been lost is around her right eye. Some selective dodging and a few passes zoomed-in with 25% blur around the eyelids helps smooth things out a bit. Mind you, I did this in about two minutes...but it should give you an idea of what I mean. Exposing about half a stop more in the original shot would have gotten you closer without having to post process much.

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    It's a beautiful shot, you got it when you could...I for one understand the quick shots, that are sometimes necessary. i promise you the mother would buy it! If shadows are your only working point...or even a little more you are doing great.
    That's what a forum is for, especially a critque forum..you came here for advice and hopefully that's what you got...or are getting...if not...apologies. You know what you need to work on, but don't feel like it isn't a good shot, it IS!
     
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    This is the kind of ADVICE, she needs...she said she doesn't know much about it...she admits that...least we can do is help her.
     
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    ?

    Did I do something right or wrong?
     
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    This is a little crude...I know you didn't mean it that way...she just needs our help...yalls help (I'm a beginner also)...that's why she's here...looking for this info....that's prob. stored in your head..:)
     

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